Low turnout expected for SPLOST referendum, other area elections Tuesday

...vehicles, equipment and facilities for the Richmond County Sheriff's Office, Augusta Fire Department and Richmond County Marshal.If it fails, collections will cease when the tax expires March 31. The government can't hold another referendum...

Police, firefighter unions campaign for Augusta sales tax renewal

...training and special operations facilities, $1.6 million for 911 system upgrades and $1 million for the Richmond County marshal's operation center.The county's existing leased radio system is extremely outdated, Blanchard said, and radios...

Loaded gun found in bag at Augusta airport

...Airport this morning.According to a TSA news release, the Glock handgun was discovered about 7:30 a.m. Richmond County marshals took possession of the carry-on bag and escorted the passenger from the checkpoint area. Lauren Smith, communications...

State finds no evidence of fraud in Historic Augusta investigation

...international property maintenance code, but no trial date has been set.A ticket issued in February 2014 by the Richmond County Marshal's Office states that the Goodale House is dilapidated, making it unsafe. The chimney and an adjoining wall collapsed...

Georgia's Safe Carry Protection Act allows gun owners to carry in more places, but could create tension

...Airport?Because of lax gun laws in Georgia, there isn't much that law enforcement can do to prevent it, Richmond County Marshal Steve Smith said.The issue came to light this month when Winder, Ga., resident and political activist Jim Cooley...

1 shot, 1 in custody after airport shooting

...following a argument, said Public Information Officer Monica Belser. Warren was arrested at the airport by Richmond County marshals and charged with aggravated assault and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime.David was transported...

Girl rescued, 4 arrested in child exploitation sting

...Investigation and sheriff's offices in Columbia and Richmond counties. Officials from the Effingham County Sheriff's Office, the Georgia State Board of Pardons and Paroles and the Richmond County Marshal's Office assisted in the operation.

Pardon Our Mess: Debris in yard

...according to Pam Costabile, city unified code enforcement and inspection team manager. ACTION PROMISED: The Richmond County Marshal issued citations to an occupant, Herman Odom, for failing to keep the property litter free, having an inoperative...

Marshal's central monitoring system nearing completion

Step aside, Batman. The Richmond County Marshal's Office is nearing completion of a central monitoring system that would give even the Dark Knight a run for his money.The...

Sheriff, others back SPLOST at voter open house

...City Administrator Janice Allen Jackson has recommended for public safety, including fire, 911 and the Richmond County Marshal, and Roundtree suggested the public safety portion of the package be increased."Give us the resources, and we...